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I just developed an extremely itchy, red, bumpy rash on and around my week old tattoo what is it and how can I treat it? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps mildly

I just developed an extremely itchy, red, bumpy rash on and around my week old tattoo what is it and how can I treat it? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps mildly

See a dermatologist: Not cellulitis, an infection with pain & pus. May be allergy to tape used as dressing. Often Bacitracin or neosporin are used on fresh tattoos. This is not good because they often cause allergic reactions and are useless anyway. Allergy to the ink will be seen in the color of the offending agent. Stop Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as it will not help but makes you accident prone due to sedative effect. You need a pre. ...Read more

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Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when i sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when i sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

Hives: You may have cholinergic urticaria (hives) which are triggered by sweating and increased temperature. It is treated with antihistamines. See an allergist for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv i or hsv ii. ...Read more

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I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad.  What's wrong with me?

Allergy: I have seen this many times. Usually the patient is having an allergic reaction to the adhesive material located on the pad. There are brands without adhesives but the easiest thing to do is to change to tampons. This solves the problem. ...Read more

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What could be diagnosis for having non-itchy rashes at the back, dry cough for more than a month, fatigue, redness of face and weight loss? Male, 50s

What could be diagnosis for having non-itchy rashes at the back, dry cough for more than a month, fatigue, redness of face and weight loss? Male, 50s

Have it evaluated: It is impossible to say without being able to do a physical exam and know the results of x rays and lab studies. The cough needs evaluation in a smoker because of the high risk of major lung issues. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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What could the red itchy bumps surrounding my tattoo be?

What could the red itchy bumps surrounding my tattoo be?

Contact sensitivity: My best guess is that you have a sensitivity to one of the ink components. ...Read more

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When certain part of my body heated up, red ring shaped rashes will pop out. Are they ringworm? They will get bigger and itchy.

When certain part of my body heated up, red ring shaped rashes will pop out. Are they ringworm? They will get bigger and itchy.

Hives: These sound like hives. There are many reasons to have hives including allergies however some people get them when they heat it up because a substance called histamine is released under the skin that causes these rashes. If it continues you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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I change my sheets one my bed and I use irish spring soap. My chest is getting red and itchy and i kind of have rashes. What can it be?

I change my sheets one my bed and I use irish spring soap. My chest is getting red and itchy and i kind of have rashes. What can it be?

Sounds : Like topical allergic reaction to laundry or bath soap. It could be anything else, too, that comes in contact. If you have any systemic symptoms such as fever, fatigue, joint pains, etc, the rash could be a manifestation of a problem with your internal organs, so go see a doctor if rash persists or if you have any other symptom. ...Read more

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It's 1:00AM, and I just got a wave of severe itchiness over my ENTIRE body. There's no redness/rash. I took benadryll, but no luck getting rid of it.

It's 1:00AM, and I just got a wave of severe itchiness over my ENTIRE body. There's no redness/rash. I took benadryll, but no luck getting rid of it.

Itch: If you are having trouble breathing go to ER. Not sure as to cause, likely allergy but if on vitamin, make sure no niacin in it as that can cause a reaction like this. ...Read more

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Red, dry, and hot (not itchy or painful) 10cm-diamater rashes on my mid-outer thighs. Irregular shape is identical on both thighs. Photo in profile.

Red, dry, and hot (not itchy or painful) 10cm-diamater rashes on my mid-outer thighs. Irregular shape is identical on both thighs.  Photo in profile.

Not clear: I am not able to see the picture but one consideration is dry skin. You need to moisturize this frequently as this will help most any rash. Another consideration is excema. See your doctor or dermatologist to check this out. ...Read more

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I began armour for hypothyroid 2 weeks ago. Already feeling better! at the same time, wierd rash , non itchy , no redness but looks like flesh color .

Thyroid: Low probability that the rash is from the thyroid medicine and unlikely you are feeling better from the medication, it takes a few weeks to work. The rash may need to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up with red itchy rashes on my sides and the red rashes are spreading. I'm putting cream on it takes away itching but is still red and spreading.

Woke up with red itchy rashes on my sides and the red rashes are spreading. I'm putting cream on it takes away itching but is still red and spreading.

Red rash: There are several causes that could be responsible for your rash. You could a generalized allergic reaction, or you could have a drug reaction. Your rash could also be caused by scarlet fever. See your doctor for an exam and possible blood work and throat culture ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more